Local Carer Groups

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Salford Groups

Name Description Contact
Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support Service in Salford Provides one to one support for people with a diagnosis and their carers and wider families. Tel: 0161 962 4769 or email:  salford@alzheimers.org.uk
Armchair Excercises with Jenny Shake off the lockdown blues in this exercise group with music and more.  Humphrey Booth Resource Centre, 16 – 18 Worsley Road, Swinton, Salford M27 5WW. Tel: 0161 607 7101 email: chris.sewards@iamaspire.org.uk or Jenny 07889241427
Bloco Mundo – Samba drumming and dancing   Emmanuel Centre, 174 Langworthy road, Salford M6 5PN Every Thursday 6 - 7.30pm
‘CHUMs’ (Wellbeing / Social Support)   Salvation Army, Station Road, Swinton M27 6BT - Every Thursday, 10am to 12pm
Caring for someone with Dementia ‘Coping Carers Group’

The group aims to support people with the emotional difficulties associated with their caring role - such as stress, anxiety and depression. Open to those currently caring for someone with dementia or who have recently cared for someone living with dementia and are experiencing stress, anxiety or low mood. The group is an 8-week programme based on a Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy approach and runs three times a year. 

Referral to the group needs to be made by a health care professional, so please speak to Salford Older Adult Primary Care Psychological Therapies staff or your GP who will need to complete the service’s referral form. The group is open to Salford residents. The service can only accept referrals for carers outside Salford area if they are registered with a Salford GP. 

Dementia Café As part of the open doors project, there is a Dementia Café held every other Tuesday 1pm – 3pm at Woodlands Hospital. All relatives of patients are informed about this and it is also open to carers in the community. There is also a carer drop-in at Woodlands. This is available for carers if the cared for person is on the inpatient ward. Tel: Cathy Riley on 0161 772 3893
Dementia Champions Group Do you have early onset dementia? Do you care for someone with this condition? Are you interested in how we can support you to live well with dementia in Salford? As a member of the Dementia Champions Group you will meet new people, find out what is going on, share experiences, and be instrumental in influencing the development of dementia friendly communities in Salford. If you would like to find out more please call for a chat on 0161 793 2209 or e mail caroline.allport@salford.gov.uk
Dementia Naturally Active A new project for people living with dementia, their families and carers. Join Red Rose Forest for indoor and outdoor nature based activities, all abilities welcome to join in and have a go. Sessions take place every other Tuesday at Cleavley's Athletics Track Clubhouse, Eccles. Contact 0161 872 1660 or email: lucy@redroseforest.co.uk to book a place.
Dementia Support Service Carers Afternoon group The group runs once a month on a Thursday from 1 - 3pm at Moorside and Swinton Cricket Club, 1 Deansway, Swinton M27 OWH. Please ring the Dementia Support Service for details  0161 728 2001 or speak to a Support Worker.
Forget Me Not Café Located in Humphrey Booth Resource and open from 10am until 2:00pm.  Come and join us for a hearty meal and a selection of delicious sweets.  Humphrey Booth Resource Centre, 16 – 18 Worsley Road, Swinton, Salford M27 5WW. Tel: 0161 607 7101 email: chris.sewards@iamaspire.org.uk
Friendship Group

A group for dementia carers, friends and family.

The group meet the first Wednesday of the month at 12 noon at Critchley Community Hub. A Dementia Support Worker also attends the group to offer dementia advice guidance.

Held at Critchley Community Hub, 75 Chorley Road, Swinton, M27 4AF

0161 728 2001

Email: Dssadmin@ageuksalford.org.uk

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk/salford/our-services/dementia-support-service/


Gaddum Centre Gaddum provides health and social care services to adults, children and young people and families including Advocacy, Bereavement support, Palliative Care, Counselling and Carers Centres. gaddumcentre.co.uk or call 0161 834 6069
Get walking – health walk Energise Centre, 3 Douglas Green, Salford M6 6ES. Every Thursday from 28 April and throughout May from 10am – 12pm Tel: 0161 212 4599 or email: health.improvement@salford.gov.uk
Kurling Come and join Betty for indoor Kurling at Humphrey Booth Resource Centre every Wednesday from 1:30pm until 2:30pm. Humphrey Booth Resource Centre, 16 – 18 Worsley Road, Swinton, Salford M27 5WW. Tel: 0161 607 7101 email: chris.sewards@iamaspire.org.uk
Moorfield Choir This group meets on Monday afternoons at Humphrey Booth Resource Centre from 1:30pm until 3pm with a musician to practice for performances.    Humphrey Booth Resource Centre, 16 – 18 Worsley Road, Swinton, Salford M27 5WW. Tel: 0161 607 7101 email: chris.sewards@iamaspire.org.uk
Movement in Recovery Open to anyone over 18 who is in recovery and their families and carers. The Orchard, 11-12 Orchard St Pendelton, Salford M6 6FL Every Tuesday 5.30 – 7pm. Contact claire@fallenangelsdancetheatre.co.uk or Tel: 07801 478548
Music and Dance with Dementia group The Singing with Dementia group would like more people to experience the joy of their free music sessions for carers and the cared-for. You don’t need to be referred – just call into the Humphrey Booth Resource Centre, 16-18 Worsley Road, Swinton M27 5WW on a Wednesday morning from 10am. Humphrey Booth Resource Centre, 16 – 18 Worsley Road, Swinton, Salford M27 5WW. Tel: 0161 607 7101 email: chris.sewards@iamaspire.org.uk
Music for Memories group For people with memory problems and their carers, every month (31 May, 28 June, 26 July etc.) Barton Village Hub, off Cawdor Street, Enfield Close, Eccles M30 0QD , 12.30 – 3pm
NEW! Social group for carers of those with younger onset dementia Mount Chapel Champions support group for people with early onset dementia and their carers meets every Monday from 1-3pm at Mount Chapel Church, 32 Eccles Old Road (at the corner of Langworthy Road) M6 7AF. For further information Tel:  0161 728 2001 or email dssadmin@ageuksalford.org.uk
Open Doors Support Network Recently diagnosed patients are invited to continue to meet together to build on friendships and support one another. The network also invites partnership organisations to talk and present to our network in addition to engaging in memory activities. Volunteers are invited to attend and support staff in running and assisting in activities. Held once a month at the Humphrey Booth Resource Centre in Swinton.
Rethink Mental Illness Group

The Rethink Mental Illness Manchester Group is a group for people affected by severe mental illness to come together to share information and support with each other.

The group meet every Thursday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.  Please contact the group for a link to the meeting

The group takes place online (via Zoom) and can be accessed by service users and carers across Greater Manchester.

(M) 07816 754032 (Mary Patal)


Salford Carers Centre

Salford Carers Centre provides a comprehensive carer support service to carers of all ages; the service can offer advocacy, information and advice, support with how to cope as a carer and what is available to help you and the person you care for. The service has specialist mental health carer support workers as well as services for adult carers, young adult carers and young carers.

The service is open Monday to Friday: 9.00 – 4.30 but can offer appointments for carers outside of these hours if needed.  A weekly Carers Breakfast runs from the Cornerstone on Thursdays, 9:30am – 11:30am.  Carers are welcome to come along, speak to one of our team, and enjoy a free light breakfast.

Visit www.salfordyoungcarers.org to sign up to receive their Newsletter.

Langworthy Cornerstone, 451 Liverpool Street, Salford, M6 5QQ.

The Salford Carers Helpline is 0161 212 5451 (helpline open from 9am -5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am - 4pm on Friday).

You can also email salford.carers@gaddum.co.uk.

Service User Review Panel Monthly on Mondays from 10am to 12 noon. The group is open to anyone with dementia who lives in Salford, Trafford or Manchester. Humphrey Booth Resource Centre Worsley Road, Swinton
TED – Talk, Eat, Drink Join us for games, and a chat at Humphrey Booth Resource Centre; Bingo and beyond!  Every Thursday 10:30 – 12pm. 

Humphrey Booth Resource Centre, 16 – 18 Worsley Road, Swinton, Salford M27 5WW. Tel: 0161 607 7101 email: chris.sewards@iamaspire.org.uk

Wellbeing Support supported by Start in Salford Clifton Community Centre, 6 Wynne Avenue, Clifton M27 8FU - Every Tuesday and Friday, 1pm to 3pm
We Understand Support group for families and carers affected by addiction. Langworthy Cornerstone, 451 Liverpool Street, Salford M5 5QQ Every month: First Monday 6pm – 8.30pm and Third Thursday 10.30am – 2.30pm
As a patient

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